You Deserve to be Safe: Negligent Security in Washington
When you visit someplace like a grocery store, bar, or apartment complex, you expect the premises to be safe. You don't — and shouldn't — expect to be mugged or attacked. The owner of the property has a responsibility to you to ensure the safety of the property and, if you suffer injuries, you may be entitled to compensation.
Negligent security cases typically occur in common use properties, including:
- Shopping centers
- Apartment complexes
- Hotels and motels
- College campuses
- Bars, restaurants, and nightclubs
- Parking lots
Unfortunately, some property owners don't put in due diligence to keep their premises secure. Simply hiring a security guard or installing a camera may not be enough to keep you from being victimized. A Washington negligent security lawyer examines all areas where negligence may have led to your injuries and pursues a case on your behalf. Not only do you deserve compensation for your injuries and peace of mind, but the general public needs to know that their safety is assured as well.
Examples of Negligent Security
When premises are unsafe, they attract a criminal element. Following are some examples of failure to maintain adequate security:
- Inadequate or burned-out lighting
- Broken locks or windows
- Failure to hire security guards
- Inadequate background checks on employees
- Failure to install alarm systems
- Improperly trained security personnel
- Failure to install or maintain security cameras
If any of these failures occur and you are the victim of a crime such as assault, battery, robbery, or worse, the person or persons responsible for the property can be held liable.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or been the victim of criminal activity on someone else's property, contact a Tacoma negligent security attorney today. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses.